Monday, June 8, 2009

Cone Flowers


Cone Flowers
5x7 Watercolor
This is a watercolor painted from a reference photo taken at Nobels Nursery a couple of months ago. Hope you enjoy it!

16 comments:

Madelaine said...

Beautiful!! I love the texture in the leaves :)

RHCarpenter said...

Beautifully painted, as always! You create such gorgeous flowers with rich backgrounds.

Sandy Maudlin said...

Excellent painting. Love the mysterious background.

Jane said...

Really nice!

r garriott said...

The deep blue green background really sets off the delicacy of the pink petals. Very nice!

Vicki Greene said...

Thank you Madelaine, Rhonda, Sandy, Jane & R Garriott. I really appreciate you taking the time to comment. This was one of those that went a bit slowly but I enjoyed the process.

Karen said...

I like the way you have shown the light hitting the petals. This is lovely.

Kathy's Watercolors said...

Vicki - as I would expect from you, these are brilliant!

Vicki Greene said...

Thank you Karen and Kathy.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Oh, Vicki...this just sets such a lovely mood! I thank you for such wonderful insights into what we watercolorists want to paint! You are good!

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks Susan!

Nava said...

Nice variety in the greens, and the background is so wonderfully velvety.

Vicki Greene said...

Thank you Nava. I appreciate you stopping by.

Barbara Sailor said...

This is stunning, Vicki. I especially like your foliage - the leaves are painted so beautifully.

Gabrielle said...

This is really lovely. I really like the composition. And so many different shades of green in the leaves. I agree with everyone else that the background really works, both against the leaves and against the flowers. Great idea to take reference shots at a nursery!!!

I planted coneflower in my garden this year - I hope they are as pretty as your painting.

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks Barb and Gabrielle. The leaves were the hardest part but once they were done the rest of the painting went pretty quickly. Hope your coneflowers bloom beautifully Gabrielle.